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Withdrawal symptoms of stopping Vyvnase medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been taking Vyvanse for several years, my doctor writes three seperate scipts since I see her every 3 months. I have lost my third prescrition and her nurse claims she will not replace it even though they checked with my insurance company and know I did not have it filled. This has never happened and I don''t think this is a med that you are suppose to just quit taking. I have asked to talk to my Dr. but her nurse said she returns the /dr.s calls after she has talked to her. Shouldn't I be able to talk to my own Dr.
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr xxxx here
Doctor :   Please give me a couple of minutes while i read your post
User :   ok
User :   have u read it
Doctor :   yes,
User :   I have 6 times
Doctor :   how can i help you here ?
User :   answer my questions
Doctor :   yes,
User :   would you just let a patient not take a drug that you don't just stop taking
User :   because I lost the script I am 53 and not a drug addict they know I did not fill the script
Doctor :   no, the Vyvnase a one amongst which should not be stopped which is expected to have withdrawal effects
Doctor :   but it should be prescribed by treating doc only
User :   so how can she not write me another prescription if she knows this
Doctor :   yes, she can
User :   this is a psychatrist that have have been seeing for like 9 years
Doctor :   you have to meet her for this
User :   so what I just go through withdrawls for 30 days
Doctor :   its a med known for its addictive proneness
Doctor :   not that way , find a way to talk to her
User :   I can't get passed her nurse
Doctor :   these med are given only on a psychiatrist prescription only
Doctor :   explain her , its really not good to withdraw them this way
Doctor :   i mean missing a weeks dose can have unfavorable effects
User :   I have an appointment in a month with her and she will write me new scripts at that time
User :   the nurse said they have nothing available before then
Doctor :   no should not wait for a month
Doctor :   and it is not an OTC for sure
Doctor :   you have to get the script for the treating psychiatrist
User :   I know it is a class III so how can they just let me go without out it
User :   that is what I am trying to do
Doctor :   How can i help you in this issue ?
User :   sje is a psychatrist and I have been her patient for 9 years
Doctor :   ok,
User :   I guess you can't
User :   what kind of withdrawl can I expect
Doctor :   i shall refer you to one of the psychiatrist in our panel , i consider he may be of help ,
User :   thank you
Doctor :   there are many serious aftereffects due to withdrawal
Doctor :   you can land up with abnormal sensorium to full blown seizure
Doctor :   here i do it for you
Doctor :   you see a green pop up , it will guide you to the specialist
Doctor :   i am sure he can be of help
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do not delay in taking the med
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